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Old 04-24-2006, 09:26 PM
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Exercise can increase your sense of control and boost your energy level. Not only does it make you feel better by releasing endorphins (naturally occurring chemicals in your brain), appropriate exercise can:

* relieve backaches and improve your posture by strengthening and toning muscles in your back, butt, and thighs


* reduce constipation by accelerating movement in your intestine
* prevent wear and tear on your joints (which become loosened during pregnancy due to normal hormonal changes) by activating the lubricating synovial fluid in your joints


* help you sleep better by relieving the stress and anxiety that might make you restless at night

* look better - Exercise increases the blood flow to your skin, giving you a healthy glow.


Great post Diane! I think most of the advice applies to all of us gals, pregnant or not, eh? ..

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